On This Day in Football: Mighty Plymouth stun Pele’s Santos

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On this day in 1973, Third Division side Plymouth Argyle beat Santos 3-2 in a friendly at Home Park.

Back then, Santos with players like Pele, Carlos Alberto and Edu in their ranks, embarked upon world tours to play friendlies with clubs as a means to make more money. The Brazilians were world champions, having won the World Cup in 1970 and Pele was the best player in the world.

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